Residential Volunteer - Long term placement - Saltholme

Posted:
Wednesday 25 October 2017
Vacancy type:
Practical conservation, Residential volunteering
Location:
Saltholme

What we're looking for

We are looking for enthusiastic residential volunteers to join our team. You will be volunteering at the North East's flagship reserve helping species such as breeding lapwing, sand martin, garganey and yellow wagtail. You may assist with the monitoring and management for locally significant populations of water vole and harvest mice. You will undertake all aspects of habitat management, survey and monitoring, estate management and species protection - depending on the time of the year, and will be able to broaden your skills and experience to help towards a possible career in conservation.

The skills you need

You must be at least 18 years old, with a full clean driving licence. You should be enthusiastic and have the ability to live and work as part of a close-knit team. An interest in wildlife, the environment and its conservation is essential. Tasks to be undertaken depend on the time of year and you should be prepared to undertake strenuous manual labour outside in all weathers. A degree of flexibility is required, as weekend working will be sometimes be necessary, with time off during the week. We are looking to recruit one volunteer for an immediate start.

Your time

Minimum:
6 months
Duration:
from December 2017
Period:
from December 2017

Downloads

Downloads

Application form (PDF)
To be completed and returned to us before a booking can be made

Brochure about residential volunteering (PDF)
Find out more about residential volunteering on this, and our other reserves within this scheme. Also included are answers to the most frequently asked questions

What's in it for you?

Residential Volunteers at Saltholme become fully fledged team members, working alongside staff and other volunteers. You will gain first hand experience of the daily operation of a wetland reserve through a whole range of activities including tern island management for the county's largest inland common tern colony, assisting with the management of the reserve's flock of Shetland sheep, wet grassland and reedbed management and maintaining dragonfly ponds. You will be given training as appropriate and development in all the necessary skills to enable you to become competent to a level that will assist you in a career in conservation. This will include organising and leading volunteer teams. You will gain first hand knowledge of the workings of Europe's largest conservation charity whilst living and working on one of England's newest and most successful Nature Reserves.

How to apply

Contact

Jane Shah, Volunteering Development Department
Tel: 01767 680551
Email: volunteers@rspb.org.uk

Notes

Appropriate training will be provided and pre-agreed expenses will be re-imbursed where necessary. The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. Nature is amazing - help us keep it that way. Click here to join today www.RSPB.org.uk/join The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) is a registered charity: England and Wales no. 207076, Scotland no. SC037654

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